Books are renowned for escapism and Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies, is the ultimate form of escape. In the book, author Alastair Bonnett takes readers to places very few have ever glimpsed, and that includes through the lens of Google Maps.
From the mysterious Sandy Island, that up until two years ago featured on maps despite not actually existing, to an abandoned gun platform off the British coast a man has claimed as his own sovereign nation. In a world that seems to be getting smaller and smaller, Bonnett reminds us the world is still there to be explored and remains as big and as untamed as ever.
Part tour guide and part philosopher, Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies takes you on an unforgettable journey that makes you reassess how you look at the world. Google Maps can only take you so far after all.